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Dozens of MPs also collecting government pensions

(blog) (blog)In addition to Garneau, three other MPs are collecting pensions from the Canadian Armed Forces: Liberal Andrew Leslie (a retired lieutenant-general), Liberal Karen...

Canadian delegation witnesses first-hand divisions of Republican National Convention

The Newfoundland and Labrador senator, appointed in 2013 by Stephen Harper, was part of a delegation that also included NDP MP Charlie Angus, Liberal MP...

Female MPs give '20-year-old selves' a pep talk

(blog) (blog)Other MPs who share words of encouragement to their former selves include Elizabeth May, Celina Caesar Chavannes, Rachael Harder, Monique Pauzé, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet,...

Former Tory MP Dean Del Mastro loses appeal in election overspending case

(blog) (blog)Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont. courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Tuesday January...

Rona Ambrose brands Liberal changes to ISIS mission 'shameful'

(blog) (blog)“We are concerned that the Liberal government has chosen to place Canadian Forces personnel deeper into an open-ended combat military mission in Iraq,”...

Q&A with Wab Kinew, best-selling author, musician and now political candidate

(blog) (blog)Kinew, 34, announced this week he wants to run for a seat in the Manitoba legislature, seeking the NDP nomination in the Winnipeg...

Wall emerges as hypothetical front-runner in Tory leadership race

(blog) (blog)The Conservative leadership vote is a long way off but the unofficial race is well underway and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is fast...

MP spouses often lead even lonelier life

(blog) (blog)Keith Hughes, husband of NDP MP Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) echoes that sentiment. “I do wish we had more time away from politics to...

New Drake Party: Thomas Mulcair gets all the laughs with 'Hotline Bling' dance

(blog) (blog)Appearing in a teaser for an episode of CBC's “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” that aired Tuesday night, the NDP leader can be...

NDP MPs old and new return to much-reduced caucus

(blog) (blog)Kwan was a provincial MLA in B.C. before winning the nomination in her Vancouver riding, which was held for years by Libby Davies...

Women still face misogynistic culture in politics

(blog) (blog)Last November, Trudeau kicked two male Liberals out of caucus after allegations they sexually harassed two female NDP MPs. Both Massimo Pacetti and...

Women and visible minorities make election gains

(blog) (blog)Anne Minh-Thu Quach, elected for the NDP in Salaberry-Suroît, is just the third Vietnamese Canadian elected to the House of Commons. Robert-Falcon Ouellette,...

Liberals accused of spreading 'false statements' about Nycole Turmel's health

(blog) (blog)“I am in perfect health,” insists Nycole Turmel, NDP candidate for Hull-Aylmer in Quebec, who wants voters to know she is “looking forward...

Paper candidacy of Elizabeth May's daughter angers Quebec mayor

(blog) (blog)The Green Party candidate in Berthier-Maskinongé, Que., is not being welcomed warmly by the mayor of the riding where she is running. Considering...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair Q&A: on poverty, budgets and the political centre

(blog) (blog)In Thursday night's French leaders' debate, NDP leader Tom Mulcair was the top target of the other party leaders, challenging him on issues...

Veterans mobilize to ensure Conservatives aren't re-elected

(blog) (blog)Things reached a low point under then-Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, a former police chief who was accused of being singularly tone deaf...

Eve Adams' cryptic Harper tweets set political tongues wagging

(blog) (blog)That can certainly be said of Conservative-come-Liberal MP Eve Adams, who has set political tongues wagging with cryptic tweets taking aim at her...

9 parties and their stance on Canada Post

(blog) (blog)CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA: Neither the party nor its leader has made clear pronouncements about the cuts, which is expected to save some...

5 major sexual harassment cases in Canada

(blog) (blog)In March 2014, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau evicted MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from the party after seeing an independent report on...

Mulcair affirms support for NDP candidate accused of lying about poverty ...

(blog) (blog)NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is standing behind a Quebec election candidate whose account of his impoverished childhood has been challenged. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, the...

Mulcair affirms support for NDP candidate accused of lying about poverty stricken childhood

(blog) (blog)NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is standing behind a Quebec election candidate whose account of his impoverished childhood has been challenged. Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, the...

10 all-time Canadian political gaffes

(blog) (blog)He stuck it out in the election as an independent candidate, but lost to the NDP's Jonathan Genest-Jourdain. 2. 'There are sexual assaults...

Leaders hope aboriginal voters will help swing results

(blog) (blog)There are currently seven serving members of Parliament with aboriginal roots: four with the Conservatives from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut, including cabinet ministers...

Harper's campaign kickoff in Liberal stranglehold a strategic decision: ex-senator

(blog)Past representatives of the Mount Royal riding include: former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, former House of Commons speaker Alan Macnaughton, and the current...

Environment Canada Facebook rebrand gets fail from users

(blog)A little suspect…,” wrote Mike Moss. Environment ... NDP environment critic Megan Leslie says removing the word “environment” from the Environment Canada Facebook page...

Conservatives' snub of First Nations gathering a sign of campaigning to come?

(blog) (blog)Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says he would repeal the...

NDP would embrace trade agreements in office, party's trade critic says

(blog) (blog)A government led by Tom Mulcair would have a dramatically different stance on free-trade agreements than the NAFTA-bashing NDP of the 1980s. NDP...

Mother Canada war memorial controversy stretches from Ottawa to Cape Breton

(blog) (blog)Morrow of the Standard noted the local Liberal MP, Mark Eyking, is among the project's honourary patrons. MacKenzie, too, thinks there's little potential...

Kevin Vickers' cousin mulling independent run in NB after Liberal Party fallout

(blog) (blog)Vickers said he reached out to Dominic LeBlanc, the Liberal House leader and a friend, for answers but only got doors slammed in...

Sexual harassment code of conduct ready for adoption by the House of Commons

(blog) (blog)The study was spurred on by incidents last fall involving two Liberal MPs — Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti — who were accused...

Bill C-51 criticism has strong online presence: analysis

(blog)The most popular tweet on March 14 belonged to Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who attended the protest held in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square,...

Poilievre pushing to have controversial changes in Citizen Election Act in ...

(blog) (blog)“This is the Unfair Elections Act, part two,” said NDP MP David Christopherson. Opposition members are concerned about eliminating the International List of...

Abortion likely topic in House with MPs set to debate free votes on matters of ...

(blog)The socially conservative of Canada's MPs itching to talk and vote more freely about things like assisted suicide or marriage equality may be welcoming...

Union slams Conservative ad showing ill-fated Camaro assembly line

(blog) (blog)The ad, titled Proven Leadership, was released Monday in an attempt to portray Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a strong leader, capable of...

Takata airbag recall involves millions of vehicles in Canada

(blog) (blog)"If we compare the system here in Canada with the one in the U.S.," says Hoang Mai, MP for Brossard and the NDP's...

NDP on 'charm offensive' with young MPs

(blog)And their blitz has been focused on four individuals in particular: MPs Charmaine Borg, Matthew Dubé, Mylène Freeman and Laurin Liu, who made appearances...

Stephen Harper's low question period attendance part of his 'shrewd' politics ...

(blog) (blog)That's his lowest attendance record since the Conservatives formed government in 2006. But the optics of being outside of the House may play...

Backbenchers no longer taking a back seat to parliamentary reform

(blog) (blog)In addition to Chong, Stewart said Liberal MP Stephane Dion, Craig Scott from the NDP and Conservative Brad Trost, among others, are interested...

NDP to use opposition day to push for tax free tampons

(blog) (blog)On Thursday morning, MPs Irene Mathyssen and Mylène Freeman, with a backdrop of a handful of supporters dressed in red, held a small...

Canada one step closer to having no tax on tampons

(blog) (blog)Conservative MP Patricia Davidson spent most of her time during the debate discussing the government's tax measures and tax cuts — its “tremendous...

NDP, Greens vow to make C-51 an election issue as bill heads to the Senate

(blog) (blog)Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux criticized C-51 on Monday and said the government has lost the opportunity to provide good, solid, robust legislation that...

House of Commons counts down final hours of debate on Bill C-51

(blog) (blog)Liberal MP Wayne Easter said that his party has taken a balanced approach to the legislation. The bill isn't great as it is...

Oct. 19 byelections called for three ridings, same day as expected federal vote

(blog) (blog)The Canadian Press - Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro leaves court at his sentencing hearing in Lindsay, Ont., Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Harper government curious about what went on at Chretien-Putin meeting

(blog) (blog)Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau said he did not have information about Chretien's meeting but expected details of it will emerge. In...

Stephen Harper celebrates birthday with cards sent to, mailed back from party ...

(blog) (blog)Prime Minister Stephen Harper is celebrating his 56th birthday today, April 30, and he'll be receiving well-wishes from many of his party supporters...

Designers say Ottawa's logo contest to celebrate Canada 150 exploited cheap ...

(blog) (blog)Liberal MP Scott Brison criticized the government for cuts to student employment while it's spending thousands for each TV commercial during nightly NHL...

Paul Wells in Alberta: Could Jim Prentice actually lose?

Rob Merrifield, Prentice's former caucus colleague from Harper's federal Conservatives, became the province's representative in Washington. Mike Storeshaw, who had worked in Ottawa for a...

Canada's election: Harper lacking full support, but still likely to triumph

(blog) (blog)When selected as party leader, he immediately surged to the front of voter preference ranks, dragging the third place Liberals with him into...

Canada's security watchdog needs more power, says Liberal MP

(blog) (blog)Murray noted in an interview with Yahoo Canada News that this “raises the concern of what kind of accountability is there for CSE...

Disgraced Senators and debates over child care: 5 things to watch in Ottawa ...

(blog) (blog)Employment minister Pierre Poilievre has accused the NDP and Liberals, who support a national child care program, of dismission stay-at-home parents. “The problem...